the sequester would have a damaging impact on the maryland economy. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is also warning about the effects of the sequester. he has written to president obama, asking him to keep his campaign pledge to avert automatic spending cuts. he says virginia wind field the canucks more than any other state because of its heavy concentration of military assets. >> a top arlington county official plans to cut 50 county positions. the county manager barbara van dahlen says the cuts would reduce costs. -- barbara donnelon. some people may be moved to other vacant jobs. >> authorities say 37-year-old mindy mccready apparently shot herself on the front porch of her arkansas home. singer had several hits in the late 90's before personal problems, including a customer disputes -- in custody dispute. >> looking at the trayvon martin shooting. the wife of defendant george zimmerman is expected in court today in florida. shellie zimmerman is trying to have her perjury case dismissed. she was served after testifying in april at a bond hearing for our husband. she said they were broke.